NC man, 40, accused of assaulting youth football player, 11
SELMA, N.C. (AP) — A 40-year-old North Carolina man is accused of assaulting an 11-year-old boy during a youth football game.
Johnston County Sheriff’s Office arrest records show that Robert Eugene Holloman was arrested Wednesday on a charge of assault on a child under 12, in connection with the Oct. 24 game.
WTVD-TV reports that the incident took place at a Parks and Recreation-sponsored game where the Selma Yellow Jackets played the Princeton Bulldogs at Smithfield-Selma Senior High School.
Chris Jackson is the parent of a Yellow Jackets player. He says Holloman grabbed a player by the helmet and swung him to the ground.
Selma Town Manager Elton Daniels said in a statement that the school resource officer was able to de-escalate the situation.
It’s unclear whether Holloman has a lawyer.
Information from: WTVD-TV, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/